Originally posted by Scott
I've heard from a hardcore Matlab user that the x86 version of Matlab is very optimized (win or linux) and thus the others take a hit. Have you notived that?
I'll have to get back to you on that. With my limited experience, using a PC in class and an iBook 800, the performance is comparable or even a bit faster on the Mac. However, in the CAD lab at San Francisco State, I wouldn't bet that the computers are any faster than 1 GHz Pentiums with limited RAM. (I could be wrong, but I can't check right now.)
From what I remember, I have a bit of trouble printing from my iBook or Cube. I guess since Matlab uses X11, I don't get the OS X print services (such as print to PDF). Since most of my graphs go in documents, I usually take a screen shot.
There are some instructions somewhere (Macintouch?) about modifying the default installation by moving the application into the Applications folder and not using the provided OroborosX window manager. I can find those if you are interested. That way you get Aqua windows instead of OroborosX windows.